Dart opens new facility near Atlanta

Updated Feb 4, 2019

Dart Transit Company opened a new operating center in Ellenwood, Georgia near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, south of Atlanta recently.

A statement from the company said the new facility provides Dart with the opportunity to grow its customer base in the state, and region.

Dart previously operated in Buford, northeast of Atlanta. The new Ellenwood Operating Center is larger than that location and includes more amenities for owner-operators and company drivers in the Dart Network.

Dart Chairman Donald Oren (Dart photo)Dart Chairman Donald Oren (Dart photo)

The new 21,000-square-foot facility includes an operations center, conference rooms, a driver orientation area and a drivers’ lounge with laundry facilities. An on-site shop covers 11,000 square feet, with a layout that can accommodate simultaneous service on nine trucks and seven trailers. The new facility sits on 10 acres and provides secure truck and trailer parking.

“We began this project about 15 months ago,” said Dart Vice President of Maintenance Brett Wacker, who oversaw the company’s development of the Ellenwood Operating Center. “It’s awesome to see it today with everyone here, especially when you think back on how everything has come together. We built this with our people in mind. We wanted to provide a nice, comfortable facility, with good amenities and plenty of space. It’s been great to see people’s reactions as you go through the building.”

Dart’s Chairman of the Board Donald Oren and President James Langley attended the opening.

“The facility is very impressive, and I give Brett Wacker a lot of credit,” said Oren. “He made the decisions on how to lay things out here, and that’s really important because it has to be efficient and it has to be safe for the people who work here. It was a great event. It’s always fun to meet the drivers and spend time with everyone here. There’s always something to learn.”